Our monthly Songwriter's showcase features 2 outstanding locals this time around:

Shane Ghostkeeper is known by most as the leader and principal songwriter in the Calgary indie-rock sensation that bears his surname. When not killing it electric-style with his trademark Gibson Firebird, Shane lays it down sweet and down-homey on his...

VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR is a feature-length film on the legendary designer Valentino Garavani in the wake of his exit in 2008 from the company he founded in Rome more than 45 years ago. Produced and directed by Matt Tyrnauer, Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine, the film is an intimate, engaging and very funny fly-on-the-wall...

This years Artcity launch is going to be one amazing party!
Working under the theme of "festival express" this event will kick off a week long celebration of art, architecture and design in this fine city.

Not only that- this year's party will be working in conjunction with THE REEL, and is sure to be the best Friday...

In response to shiny, bigger, better American consumerism comes COLD SOULS, first-time feature director Sophie Barthes' surreal comedy in which souls can be extracted and traded as commodities. Balancing on a tightrope between deadpan humor and pathos, and reality and fantasy, the film presents Paul Giamatti as himself, agonizing over his...


Preceded by Amusements and Meditations, a new art exhibit by Patrick Hanlon




As members of Vailhalen, Chris Vail (vocals/guitar), Brent Gough (keyboards/vocals), Pablo Puentes (bass/vocals), and...

An astronaut miner extracting the precious moon gas that promises to reverse the Earth's energy crisis nears the end of his three year contract, and makes an ominous discovery in this psychological sci-fi film starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey. For three long years, Sam Bell has dutifully harvested Helium 3 for Lunar, a company that claims...

 Madrid in 1922 is a city wavering on the edge of change as traditional values are challenged by the dangerous new influences of jazz, Freud and the avant-garde. Salvador Dalí arrives at university at the age of 18 years old, determined to become a great artist. His bizarre blend of shyness and rampant exhibitionism attracts the...

September 16th


The Calgary Cinematheque is pleased to present, in conjunction with ArtCity, the fourth installment in one of the most notorious and celebrated film cycles of our time. Installation artist Matthew Barney created the films out of order, between 1994 and 2002, exhibiting them...

Mike Edel with Kris Ellestad & Steph Macpherson

Thursday June 9th

Doors at 9pm

Cover $8

BLACK DIRT OF THE WEST are a four-piece band with little desire to emote and share innermost feelings, aiming for the jugular instead. A full-bore live act that loves loud, distorted barrages of sound that don’t let up until the set is over.

Described simply, JAMES DANGEROUS & THE CIA are an...

 Kate Churchill is a filmmaker and a dedicated yoga practitioner who insists that yoga can transform anyone. She decides to prove it. Her plan: select a subject, immerse him in yoga and follow him.

Intrigued by the opportunity to peek behind the curtain of a 5.7 billion dollar “spiritual” industry, Nick signs on to...

Hot Little Rocket perform for you one last time. Past members will be joining them on stage playing hits and misses from the past and present. Hot Little Rocket will also be premiering our new album "Hot Little Rocket". Opening the night will be Papermoon from Winnipeg (maybe they'll do a couple HLR covers)

Super cheap merch...


WHAT: Single Onion, Calgary’s longest running spoken word series presents: Recompression, a poetry experience with Stephen Brockwell, Jen Kunlire, and Brent Schaus. The...



Friday June 3rd @ 11:30

Saturday June 4th @ 9:30

In the wake of the end of the world, a family of four desperately tries to survive against insurmountable odds. Their goal: escaping the city and traveling to the rural community they once called home. The constant threat of a violent death...

IN THE LOOP is a foul-mouthed comedy that draws on non-specific events to create a world that is terrifyingly familiar: The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war, but not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. US General Miller (James Gandolfini The Sopranos, The Taking Of Pelham 123) certainly doesn't think so and neither does the...

Performing Sunday June 19th in The Marquee Room

Doors at 9pm


Castanets is the musical project of Raymond Raposa, a San Diego native currently residing in Portland. While Raposa is the only...

Come celebrate with Sargeant & Comrade as they release their first video/single “Love Your Body Feat Ouda Ouda.(Dancing talent of Kevin Fraser, Ashley Perez And Tasha Korney. Don’t miss out on this Pre- Canada Day Party. This event will be hosted by Atu Bedroc and we will have a DJ spinning for most of the night. You are in for...

Thurs Feb 24 @ 7:00PM

Win tickets by posting your favourite song/video/lyrics on our fan page.

Directed by Caelum Vatnsdal
Starring The Weakerthans and The Constantines

Guitarist Stephen Carroll in attendance


9 pm Dance Party at the Marquee Room , with DJ mollyfi, DJ...

Americans generally like to hear good new. They like to believe that a new president will right old wrongs, that clean energy will replace dirty oil and that fresh thinking will set the economy straight. American pundits tend to restrain their pessimism and hope for the best. But is anyone prepared for the worst? Meet Michael Ruppert, a...


Presented by: 

The Modern Leisure & the Marquee Room

Drink Specials $7 cover (no cover before 10pm)

Music, Dance, Film, Visuals & 

PHOTO BOOTH by Randy Gibson



 9:00 pm, $10 cover @ the door. 

Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts plus Sensology
Rating: 14A
Feb 26 @ 12:15 PM

Oscar-Nominated Animation Shorts plus bonus shorts
Rating: PG
Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
Feb 27 @ 2:45 PM

Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts
Rating: 14Abr...

with the Von Zippers and Jeff Stuart & the Hearts

$10 at the door

NIGHT COMMITTEE is Andrew Wedderburn (Hot Little Rocket), Brooker Buckingham (Fake Cops, Rocketsmog), Joel Nye (Hot Little Rocket / Key to the City), ...

7:00 PM


Single Onion, Calgary’s longest running spoken word series presents Diffluence, a spotlight performance with Jenna Butler. The readings will be preceded by an open mic.

Jenna Butler's work has garnered a number of awards and has been published both in Canada...

 with Thighs, Pale Moon Lights and Shane Ghostkeeper

$10 at the door

Ryan Bourne is a veteran of the Western Canadian music scene, where for years he was a songwriter and main contributor to the Calgary funk/soul/reggae juggernaut, Interstellar Rootcellar....

 with Jenny and Elevator Music

$8 at the door

Less is more, and Elise Roller's music brings this across with her electronic drum beats, simple keys, and uniquely eerie vocals. She is not a formula songwriter yet her songs continue to stand solid on their own; this strength...

$12 at the door

Royal Wood is on the road with "The Lost and Found EP" in tow, and we at the Marquee Room are eagerly anticipating this performance. He is known for velvety vocals and elegant piano-crafted melodies, and these songs turn the spotlight on lyrical...

Dust off your poodle skirts and leather jackets and join the Grease Sing-A-Long on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 PM Hosted by Angela Knight of CBC Calgary, it is an event not to be missed. Come dressed as a Pink Lady, a T-Bird, or even as a "beauty school drop-out." Don't sit at home crying that "summer nights" are over,...

Brash, unapologetic and elusive; an inspiration to his students; a genius in computational design. Meet Hernan Diaz Alonso, the November speaker...

Friday August 5th : come down to The Marquee Room and sway back & forth to our favorite Calgary bands.
Extra Happy Ghost !!! Released a new record. It is rad. Come buy it.
Doors @ 9PM | $10 | No Minors

EXTRA HAPPY GHOST: Weirdo pop hits from Matt Swann, man about town. Calgary's gem.

Cover is only $5 before 10:30pm...$10 after.

Found every Friday night at the Marquee Room, Modern Math boasts one of the most diverse soundtracks in Calgary's nightlife...sounds ranging from roots dubstep, garage, dnb, jungle, future house, uk funky, juke/footwork, digital crunk, techno, electro, breakbeats, and whatever interesting...



The theme for the December 3rd PechaKucha Night is “How We Live Together.” Presenters include:

  • Gian-...


Doors at 9 PM, $10 cover

The Brenda Vaqueros are hopeless...

Our 2nd Annual food/fundraiser, featuring some of the great artists the Marquee Room is lucky enough to count as friends. This year, the theme is love songs by the band that everyone loves...

SAVK (Steve from Beija Flor)
The MAGNETIC NORTH (Paul from Beija Flor)br...

More than 130,000 advertising professionals have lost their jobs in this “Great Recession.” Lemonade is about what happens when people who were once paid to be creative in advertising are forced to be creative with their own lives.

In conjunction with Ad Rodeo, we are proud to bring the first Canadian screening of...

Doors at 9 PM $8 cover

Erin Ross is a born-and-bred Calgarian who has 2 solo albums to her credit, and a third on the way. Her roots-based songs reflect a maturity that can only be gained by countless hours honing one's craft in the living room and onstage.

Joining Erin in the round on this night...

Doors at 9 PM, $10 cover

With tens of thousands of albums sold and hundreds of shows rocked, the word is spreading about Sweatshop Union's conscious lyrics, highly musical beats, and high energy live shows that far surpass the average hip hop concert. Returning to the Marquee Room with their fourth album...

Doors at 7 PM

Sheri Benning grew up on a small farm in central Saskatchewan. Her second book of poetry, Thin Moon Psalm, (Brick Books, 2007), recently won two Saskatchewan Book Awards -- The Poetry Award and The City of Saskatoon Award. In 2004 Thin Moon Psalm, was the recipient of the Alfred G. Bailey...

Doors at 9PM

Cover - $8

In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of unprecedented scale, led by the Prime Minister, himself. Left with no other hope for...

Come down for a party!

Sleazy Tees | Sleazy Tanks | Prints
Art Prints | Musical guests Transit & Waster | Drinks


Rated: (14A) Violence
Tue June 28 - Thu June 30 @ 4:35 

Hanna is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and...

Doors at 9 PM $10 cover

On stage together again for this rare one night performance.

Jeff Landeen & Brent Tyler of Shaersh fame have all grown up into stellar individual songwriters. They'll be performing songs off their solo records, as well as a few Shaersh...

August 17th The Uptown Presents the new Kevin Smith horror film: RED STATE

Starring John Goodman, Michael Angarano and Melissa Leo

Ever since Clerks (cowinner of the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival), Kevin Smith has been known for his sharp, subversive, comedic writing. He shifts from comedy to horror with...

2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the cult classic BMX movie Rad. The Uptown is here to host the highly anticipated event. This 1986 film, by director Hal Needham and writer Sam Bernard, is synonymous with 80s BMX culture.

Lifelong fans quoted in online bike forums. They petitioned for a DVD release. They even bid on collector shoes...


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Thursday August 4th | Doors @ 9:00pm
$10 Cover
No Minors

Scars & Scarves: http://www.myspace.com/32859841

The Concrete Hearts: http://www.myspace.com/theconcretehearts

Dust Adam Dust: http://www.myspace.com/...

Mark Smout and Laura Allen are Senior Lecturers at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Their work takes two routes, architectural competitions, where the particular rigour of the competition brief, site and program provide the basis for new investigations and, conceptual design projects which test out the agenda and methodology of the...

We are excited to announce the launch of our new tour, “CLUB BELLYDANCE.” This exciting new show will feature Bellydance Superstar dancers Sabah, Moria, Colleen, Stefanya and Victoria.

This new show will now give the BDSS dancers an opportunity to try out new ideas and choreography not possible in the full theatre show while...

Rated: (PG)
Fri July 15 @ 4:30
Sat July 16 - Sun July 17 @ 12:15, 4:30
Mon July 18 - Thu July 21 @ 4:30

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meets the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr...

Performing on Wednesday, June 15th in The Marquee

Tickets on sale NOW online - $8 


You can...

Axis of Conversation is a living & breathing collection of syllables, strings, samples and stolen noises. We are Chris dela Torre, Eric Estor, Gerald Dacanay, Shelly Groves, Matthew Doherty and Cheryl Bergen. We live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Doors at 9 PM, $10 cover

Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) is a cynical sex-obsessed 16-year-old who, while on vacation in a trailer park, meets Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday), an intellectual and beautiful girl. The only things really standing in his way are Sheeni's poetry-writing ex-boyfriend Trent (Jonathan B. Wright), Nick's temperamental divorced parents (Steve...

June 3rd 7:00pm

In this beautifully shot coming-out comedy from Italy Tommaso (Riccardo Scamarcio) has a comfortable life in Rome as an aspiring writer and is in a steady relationship with his boyfriend Marco — a life he has kept secret from his family. When he's called back to his hometown of Lecce in Southern Italy to help run...

 It starts with a soulful bass riff, builds to a majestic swell of trumpets and, before you know it, you’re grooving on the dance floor. The renowned electro-soul trio from France brings their unique brand of electric sensuality to Calgary for the international launch of their new album, The Parade, a distinctive blend of pop...


Cecelia Frey was born in northern Alberta, grew up in Edmonton and now lives in Calgary. She studied at the University of Alberta and, after raising a family, returned to the University of Calgary where she completed an M.A. in English. Cecelia has worked as an editor, teacher and freelance writer and has long...

Ten years of Canadian filmmaking! For a decade, Bravo!’s Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent has brought the best and brightest of our country’s cinematography to the Rodeo’s silver screen, wowing audiences with a coast-to-coast cavalcade of short films. From sand animation to soaring opera, modern dance to classic drama,...


Presented by Betty Galore & The Calgary Burlesque Alliance

Calgary's burlesque community is standing together proud and strong to show exactly why this art form is exactly that; an art, not "nude entertainment" as it has been so...

Rated: (14A) Coarse Language, Gory Scenes
Tues Aug 23 - Thu Aug 25 @ 4:30

Anton is a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark, and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between...


This Sunday March 7th after 5 join Empress...

Sunday May 29th @ 5:00pm

When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with God.

Mac's rage stonewalls his career in the police department and makes for a combustible situation when he's partnered with Sam Wright, a rising star on the...


Next Toons for Toddlers February 27
You've been asking, and Toons for Toddlers is thrilled to be returning this February for another screening.  This is the perfect event for you to enjoy with your little one age 18 months- 6 years.  Note: Babies are...

Rated: (R)
Wed July 13 - Thu July 14 @ 4:25

Every year, Max, a successful restaurant owner, and Véro, his eco-friendly wife invite a merry group of friends to their beautiful beach house to celebrate Antoine's birthday and kick-start the vacation. But, this year, before they all leave Paris, their buddy Ludo is hurt in a...

CALGARY LATIN WAVE FILM FEST: June 10th, 11th & 12th This year’s Calgary Latin Wave has another spectacular line-up with films from Chile, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico.

DAY ONE - JUNE 10TH OCTOBER - From Peru - 83 Minutes @ 7:00pm

October, known as the purple month in Lima, attracts throngs of...

ONCE UPON A TIME IN RIO - From Brazil - 117 Minutes @ 1:00pm

One day at the beach, De meets Nina, the only child of a lawyer, Evandro. They fall in love, despite coming from vastly different communities. Unfolding like a fairy tale, Once Upon a Time in Rio is a tragic love story set in a city divided by economic privilege and prejudice....

Sunday July 3rd @ 4:30
Admission is by donation.

Screening at The Uptown July 3rd is an African-Canadian production set & shot in Calgary. 
The film is a drama thriller full of betrayal, broken communication and unfortunate...

 Calgary's prodigal rock and roll son is returning, for one night only! PAUL JAMES COUTTS (Primrods/XL Birdsuit) will be invading the stage at the Marquee with his new combo, COWLS. As an added...

The Famines
The Whitsundays
The Poly Shores
Double Fuzz
Napoleon Skywalker

Massive movie theater party in the style of Modern Math DJs:
Donna Dada &...

Vancouver's legendary POINTED STICKS are back and better than ever. Their new album "Three Lefts Make a Right" was released in...

 Calgary's JOHN RUTHERFORD has had a busy winter. Quick on the heels of the release of his debut solo record, "Echo Broadcast" in January, the album found itself in the top 10 of the...

This Sunday March 7th after 5 join Empress Bianca LaBouche andLouis B. Hobson to roast and toast, from the Uptown to the Kodak, everything OSCAR. A bit of bubbly kicks off the red carpet scene at 5 with the awards at 6. Fasten your seatbelts - It might get bitchy!

Promising to be a ribald evening of friends and fun the event supports...

A Spring Solstice Barn Burner ! 

An awe-inspiring psychedelic rock and roll 3-ring circus, DEADHORSE makes a...

 Vancouvers KYPRIOS of Sweatshop Union
The classic definition of the term MC is one that has the ability to grip a mic and control...


\\\ JIM WARD /// @ 12:30PM


Is the freak-folk side-project by THIGHS' Sandy Barron. While his main band mines the power-pop side of the spectrum, SANDY CASSELS is an organic, downtempo, Palace Brothers/Will Oldham influenced project. Thoughtful and melodic songs, with smart yet twisted lyrics are the order of the day - Sandy will be releasing a new EP...


ZOLA JESUS @ 12:30

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Tue June 22 - Thu June 24 @ 4:55 

Rated: (14A)

The Uptown is proud to present 'The world's first Street Art disaster movie' 
Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank....

 Mon May 9 – Thu May 12 @ 9:30

A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers,...

RUTH PURVES-SMITH is a country/roots/folk singer, who sings beautiful songs about the calm prairies and beauty of rural Alberta, as well as the complicated loud busy city. 

Her stories are simple, but they'll strike a chord in your heart. 

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 Mon May 9 @ 7:00
 No Shows May 10
 Wed May 11 - Thu May 12 @ 7:00

INCENDIES is a Canadian film which was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.

A mother's last wishes sends...

It’s not about wanting to go back to the good old days, but it is about needing the thrill of having...

 Thursday April 28th

Doors at 9pm

$8 Cover

 EVERY FRIDAY with Piranha Piranha & rotating guests


$5 BEFORE 10:30 - $10 AFTER


The Crackling with Savk

Doors at 9pm

Cover $8

The Uptown Stage and Screen and World Vision are hosting a free movie night Monday March 29th. Refreshments and popcorn will also be provided.

At 7 pm is the debut of one-hour documentary Return to Africa: The Elsie Cressman Story. The film features the journey of an 86-year old Canadian nurse who returns to a Kenyan clinic she worked...

 What’s most remarkable about singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Straker is that he has garnered such high praise and attention entirely through his own perseverance, a blend of creativity and business smarts, and dogged determination. This drive has helped him climb into the top 10 on Canada’s Much More Music video TV, gain...

Rated: (14A)
Mon May 30 – Thu June 2 @ 4:50, 9:20

Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln sedan. Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of his career: defending Louis Roulet (Ryan...

 Matthew Barber comes to the Marquee to celebrate the release of his new album,"True Believer", his fourth full-length album and follow-up to the internationally acclaimed and Juno-nominated record "Ghost Notes".

True Believer continues in the same vein as Barber’s previous albums, but the presentation is...

Rated: (STC) Doors at 6:45 - Film at 7:00pm Reception to follow in The Marquee Room. “The Story” features mountain sports’ biggest stars including the marquee athletes of alpine skiing, Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn, and XGames phenom Bobby Brown. It is the poignant narratives and mesmerizing alpine backdrops that tell the tale...

Featuring world and locally renowned experts on CACAO - the chocolate bean, Source of ALL chocolate. Your knowledge and passion for chocolate will be ignited, nourished and divinely indulged by these entertaining and inspired chocolate gurus.

During this event you will delve deep into the science, folklore, traditional applications,...





A Celebration of Local Food Producers, Chefs, And People
Sunday April 11th
SCREEN @ 7:30pm
Tickets $15 @ the Door
or online ( a href="http://www.reapcalgary.com/earthweek" title="www.reapcalgary.com...

Early show - Doors at 8 PM!!
Montreal's Courtney Wing invites his listeners into a compelling world of carefree and unpretentious humanity. Adept instrumentation and a strong and resonant vocal style backed by a 15-piece ‘operatic folk’ ensemble characterizes Wing’s current work. This super group consists of members from...

 An exceptional singer/songwriter, Yoav is a much talked about artist. His unique musical influences have resulted in a sound that fuses the singer-songwriter tradition with Eastern scales and...

 Ko Kapches was raised in a middle-class Greek family in the Queen and Broadview area in Toronto, ON. After falling into the trap of using and selling a wide variety of drugs as a teen, he soon...

 It happens once in a blue moon, if you’re lucky. You stumble across a new artist – on MySpace, in a club, on the radio – and fall so quickly and madly in love, you want to stand on top of a desk, a building, even a mountain, and let the whole world know. Vancouver singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas is the new love of your...


The best dance night with choice dub-step, house, drum & bass and more.

With rotating DJs and Resident DJS Dan Solo & Mr Geography.

$5 before 10:30 - $10 after.

Please Join us for an epic art opening, THE GAGGLE of artists including works by:

Natasha Alphonse
David Buchanan
Rob Knudsen
Lewis Liski
Aran McCormick
Karly Mortimer
Mike Pigot
Ashley Ohman 
Todd Rederburg
Jesse Stilwell 

Natasha Simoes




Rated: (PG) Course Language
Wed June 15 - Thu June 16 @ 4:50 

A gallery owner (Juliette Binoche) living in a Tuscan village attends a lecture by a British author (William Shimell) on authenticity and fakery in art. Afterward, she invites him on a tour of the countryside, during which he is mistaken for her husband. They keep...




$5 BEFORE 10PM - $10 AFTER

 Calgary's Nushi are finally releasing their record, and the party is here! Near and dear to our hearts, we are glad to help these gents celebrate their new baby, and to help them, The Magnetic...

“Absurd and confrontational,” a “disturbing enigmatic dream,” “ingeniously complicated,” “gender-bending”… Join us for the premiere Calgary screening of acclaimed artist, Matthew Barney’s films, Drawing Restraint #10 and Cremaster #4. Named by the New York Times the “most...

Tue Jun 22 - Thu Jun 24 @ 6:55

Rated: (14A)

After our sold out screening June 10th, we were able to book the film for more shows starting June 18th.  The response has been hugely positive and anyone will tell you this is a film not to be missed.

Rush is one of rock’s most influential...

Wed Jun 9 @ 4:40, 6:50 & 9:15
Thu Jun 10 @ 4:40 & 9:15

(18A) substance abuse, nudity
Gunther Strobbe is a 13 years old boy who lives in his grandmother's house in a small Belgian town with his alcoholic father and three uncles. Life in the household is clearly...

Wed Aug 4 @ 7:00
Thu Aug 5 *no shows
Fri Aug 6 @ 4:20 & 7:00
Sat Aug 7 - Sun Aug 8 @ 12:10, 4:20 & 7:00
Mon Aug 9 - Thu Aug 12 @ 4:20 & 7:00

Rated (18A) sexual violence, coarse language

Coming JUNE 18th to The Uptown Stage and Screen. As part of opening night...

 Come celebrate with D + C as it launches its new jewellery collection! Be the first to see the new Tron-inspired designs, meet the designer, and place wholesale orders-all while enjoying Crave cupcakes. You can also enter to win your very own pair of Pixel Earrings.

RSVP by May 11 to Laura Norbury: ( a href="mailto:...




Doors at 9pm

$10 Cover


$5 BEFORE 11 -  $10 AFTER

The 24 Hour Film Race will be challenging filmmakers across North America to create short films in just 24 hours from April 29-30. Calgary will have its own premiere screening (May 10th) and competition to decide who will represent Calgary against the other top films from across North America.

The winning film will screen as part of a...

Screening for one night only at The Uptown is the british cult hit "Withnail and I".  No minors.

Mezzanine bar opens at 8:30.  Show at 9:30

London 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen...

Back to the Future is back at the Uptown for an adults only affair.  Gather your friends and re-live the top grossing film of 1985 on the big screen.

Bar opens @ 8:30, show starts at 9:15

The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Steven Spielberg.  It boasts an all-star cast including Michael J Fox,...

Saturday June 18th in The Marquee Room


In conjunction with the Uptown's screening of Back To The Future, we will be hosting a Saturday night Enchantment Under the Sea themed party.. (LIKE IN THE PART IN THE MOVIE REMEMBER?)

***Dress in your best 1955 duds... or 1985 if we're talkin' present day...


featuring  Calgary's own Dragon Fli Empire, Fallan Soldier from...

Rated: (14A)
Tues Aug 23 - Thu Aug 25 @ 7:00
Fri Aug 26 @ 4:45
Sat Aug 27 @ 12:15
Sun Aug 28 @ 12:15, 4:45
Mon Aug 29 - Thu Sept 1 @ 4:45

When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife (Deneuve) takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader...

Friday June 4th @ 7:00pm

Independent gay film favorite Casper Andreas (director of THE BIG GAY MUSICAL) is back with an all new, completely hilarious look at love and friendship in this delightful romantic comedy, VIOLET TENDENCIES. Violet is a single, thirty-something, full figured gal who has a seemingly wonderful life filled with a...

The Calgary Latin Wave is a three day film festival showcasing new Latin American cinema. The inaugural festival will exhibit the newest award winning titles from six different countries that reflect the power and richness of Latin American culture. The program includes eight feature length films from Columbia, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Cuba and...

SCREENING MAY 14TH "Choch is a feature length narrative film, independently produced and shot in Calgary on a shoestring budget by the award-winning creator of Generation Why. The film is a portrait of a man struggling with an unattractive and misleading “choch” identity he’s developed for himself over a number of...

Scotty Hills with Omar & The Bear

Doors at 9pm

Cover $8

 It's Unsigned time again--and as an extra special treat we've got a Western Canada Special for you this time. A (hopefully) warm summer night chill-fest of indie folk sweetness that will make...

 It’s been another fruitful festival and now it’s time to party! Don’t miss our closing film, VIOLET TENDENCIES (brought to you by the team behind THE BIG GAY MUSICAL) starring...

Young guys with old souls. Beards. JD laced riffs.

 Come experience Stolen Organ Family Bands self proclaimed freakish brand of distorted country psychedelia

The Zolas' debut album 'Tic Toc Tic' mixes infectious indie-pop songs with hairpin turns, schizoid piano throwdowns, and a sort of cabaret strut. This prog-pop treasure chest is equal parts catchy and cryptic; it's like Justin Timberlake meets The Beatles, or maybe Coldplay meets The Clash.

Fri July 9 @ 4:20
Sat July 10 - Sun July 11 @ 11:45 & 4:20
Tues July 13 - Thu July 15 @ 4:20

Rated: (PG)

Mao`s Last Dancer - A film by Bruce Beresford This is the inspirational true story of Li Cunxin, adapted from his best-selling autobiography and telling how, amidst the chaos of Mao’s...


A film written, directed and produced by James Nguyen.
He learned film making watching Hitchcock, looks like he didn't learn a thing.
BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR A Platoon of eagles & vultures attack the residents of a small Bay area town. Many people died. It's...

 2 shows!!

- ALL AGES at 6 PM
- 18+ at 9:45 PM



tix $17.50 in advance at Sloth Records and the Uptown box office,...

Wed Aug 4 @ 5:00 & 9:30
Thu Aug 5 @ 5:00
Fri Aug 6 @ 4:50 & 9:30
Sat Aug 7 - Sun Aug 8 @ 2:40, 4:50 & 9:30
Mon Aug 9 - Thu Aug 12 @ 4:50 & 9:30


The UPTOWN is excited to present a "rock show romance" from director Bruce McDonald and in association with...

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott will not be performing any of his upcoming live appearances in Alberta. However, folk fans will be glad to know that another musical icon has taken his place – the prolific songwriter Jesse Winchester.

Previously purchased tickets for the Ramblin' Jack shows will be honoured at the door, or available for...

Tue July 27 - Thu July 29 @ 4:40

Rated (14A)

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, director of "Amélie" and "A Very Long Engagement" returns with "Micmacs", the story of a lonely misfit named Bazil (Dany Boon), who after being accidentally injured in a shoot-out, is adopted by a band of other...

Come out to support Calgary community awareness about proposed Cell Towers in our neighbourhoods. Since 1997 and the onset of GSM telephony, more and more cellular antennas have been popping up in neighborhoods all around the world to support an ever-growing number of cell phone users. In fact they have become so prolific in some parts of the...

The Ex-Boyfriends return to the Marquee Room. What can I say that they don't say themselves?

'We pull this stuff out of our asses. Seriously - it's just like "let's rock, I guess," and then we totally do.'

They TOTALLY do.

Also on the bill are Seven Story Redhead - a favorite of both the Marquee's AND in-the-know-...

We are pleased to once again be presenting a ton of great music as a part of Sled Island!

4 great shows - more festival info here:



With an insatiable and expanding following in both North America, and Europe, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, from Victoria BC, are once again breaking genre boundaries in one fail swoop of absolutely filthy, but impeccably dressed gypsy-ska-folk-grass mayhem, with their newly recorded LP, “The Blanche Album“. Their first visit...

TICKETS ARE $12 IN ADVANCE (+service charge) ++ more the door.
Or GRASS ROOTS (112 10 Street NW)
Or Call the info line to buy in person at a meet up spot.
18+ Event

The production trio known as Triage is comprised of the integrated talents of Liar...

Thu Sep 9 @ 4:30 & 9:10

Rated: (18A)

I AM LOVE tells the story of the wealthy Recchi family, whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr., the family patriarch, has decided to name a successor to the reigns of his massive industrial company, surprising everyone by splitting power...

Wednesday July 6th, 2011
The Marquee Room
Calgary, AB
8:00 PM, $10; 18+

Teen Daze (Vancouver, BC)

 Thursday July 7th in The Marquee Room
Doors @ 9:00pm
$10 Cover
No Minors

"This is one of Canada's best new bands" - Stuart Derdeyn. Vancouver Sun.


Come see the band you love to sweat with as they're backed, for the first time, by a live...

 The mighty Mallard return to the Marquee Room for an explosive night of rock and roll tomfoolery. That Lions & Tigers & Bears are also on...

 Sail through the reality fog and start your last weekend of July early with Deadhorse, Haggard Beat and Bohemian Waxwing. Also on deck will be...

 Come one! Come all! 

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 To celebrate the release of our first full length album, "Jungle Noise", we're throwing a party at the Marquee Room! It's right upstairs...

Wed Aug 4 – Thu Aug 5 @ 6:50 & 9:20

Rated: (PG) violence

Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for...

 Back to Calgary again for another victorious gig, the TOM FUN ORCHESTRA invade the Marquee Room for what promises to be another memorable night....

 Cale has decided that going to medical school is more important than rocking cover songs with his band. Just to show there's no hard feelings, we've decided to have an epic send-off event at the fantastic Marquee Room. Come for the rock, stay for the nostalgia and Mom jokes.

The Fischer Account (Nicola, Cale, Adam and Alex) will...

 With a catalogue that is unmatched by many, Moka Only is often considered to be a pioneer and driving force behind Canadian West Coast hip hop, as...

Mariam and her family move to a new neighbourhood. Mariam finds herself harassed by the "East Side Girls", a ruthless gang. Her brother Moe also falls to the gang life. Mariam meets Samantha, an open minded individual who sees no boundaries between different cultures. Samantha is pressured by her father Steven to not hang around with...

 ERWIN (dirty needles)
Sideshow SID (musiquarium)

every FRIDAY night 

 New and old works by Libertad Nunez.
Art reception starts 7pm followed by live music.

Music starts at 10pm. Artist will be in...

 Pop Winds join their fellow Montrealers Grimes and Calgary's Labcoast as well as Cat Fur Omelette from Toronto for a fuzzy indie-pop trans-Canadian...

 It is with heavy hearts that we report the breakup of the Summerlad, and that they will not be performing this Saturday night.

However, Night Committe and Seizure Salad will still rock the house - come join us anyhoo for the rock show!

Doors at 10 PM, $8 cover.

Calgary is a such a great town. We are very happy to be playing a show at the Marquee room as we tour across the country again.

We look forward to having you attend, and also check out our opening band, The LATTER DAYS and James Dangerous!

doors at 8:00pm

$8 cover

Rated: (14A)
Fri May 13 @ 7:00, 9:10
Sat May 14 @ 12:50, 2:40, 7:00, 9:10
Sun May 15 @ 12:50, 2:40, 7:00, 9:10
Mon May 16 – Thu May 19 @ 7:00, 9:10

A man awakens in a mangled car-wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff....

Sat Sept 11 @ 10:30 am, doors @ 10:00

The engines are hard at work to build the Sodor Search and Rescue Center. When Thomas helps a friend in need, he is rewarded with an exciting trip to the mainland. Along the way, he gets lost at sea and finds himself on the mysterious Misty Island, where he meets new friends Bash,...

"It was the Rosa Parks moment," says one man. June 28, 1969: NYC police raid a Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a 3-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement. Told by Stonewall patrons, reporters and the cop who led the raid,...

Tue Sep 21 - Thu Sep 23 @ 4:30

Rated: (14A)

Joan Rivers –A Piece Of Work exposes the private dramas of irreverent, legendary comedian and pop icon Joan Rivers as she fights tooth and nail to remain the queen of comedy. Filmed as a cinema verite documentary, the film reveals a rare...

Tue Sept 28 – Thurs Sept 30 @ 4:50, 9:00
Fri Oct 1 @ 4:50, 7:05
Sat Oct 2 - Sun Oct 3 @ 12:40, 4:50, 7:05
Mon Oct 4  - Thu Oct 7@ 4:50, 7:05


Jack Rebney is the most famous man you’ve never heard of...

 As it all goes decidedly Pete Tong in club land, don't you think it's time that we brought it back. Back to a time when you weren't surrounded by juice heads and hip hop whores. Back to a time when it was family and friends. When people united to be part of something that 'they'....those people looking through the glass.... could never be...

Classic punk rock as envisioned by:

Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks)
Steven McDonald (Redd Kross)
Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides)
Mario Rubalcaba (Rocket From The Crypt/Earthless)

NO COVER, this is an...

The Original Sailor Jerry presents the official screening of "Hori Smoku: Sailor Jerry" in Calgary. Hori Smoku: Sailor Jerry is a film about the life and times of tattoo master Norman K.Collins. RSVP for this FREE SCREENING and the AFTER PARTY in the Marquee Room here: a href="http://www.sailorjerry.ca/Calgary" title="http://www....


\\\\BRAIDS//// @ 11:30PM

\\\WE ARE THE...

Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry is a feature length documentary exploring the roots of American tattooing through the life of its most iconoclastic figure, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. Considered by many the foremost tattoo artist of all time, Collins is the father of modern day tattooing, whose uncompromising lifestyle and larger than life...

Strobelite Productions is proud to donate half the profits of this event to AIDS Calgary


 Black Phoenix Orchestra are back!! After a tour through BC and the recovery of their back up singer, BPO are ready to play and put on another great show at the Marquee Room. Come on...

Saturday July 9th in The Marquee Room:
Doors @ 9:00pm
$10 Cover
No Minors

Behind Sapphire & Jasper Sloan Yip are embarking on a Western Canada Summer Tour in July!

Jasper Sloan Yip

9 PM PRIDE 2010 Kick Off DANCE PARTY @ the Marquee Room featuring DJ Rollin Dolan, DJ Fleur and DJ molllyfi

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 The Marquee room hosts the 19th annual ARTCITY Festival Launch Party!

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Thursday July 14th @ The Marquee Room
Doors @ 9:00pm
$10 Cover
No Minors

There really are no rules in rock 'n' roll beyond the ones you impose on yourself.

If you've decided to take a break after putting in a great deal of touring and recording mileage there's no law that says your band has to call it quits....

 Wednesday July 27th, 2011
The Marquee Room
Doors at 8:00 pm
Advance: $12
No minors

The Burning Hell:

The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of ukulele player and all-purpose nerd Mathias Kom. While the band can occasionally bloom into a multi-instrumental monster with many heads and arms,...

Saturday July 30th:
Doors @ 9:00pm
$10 - No Minors

Secret Broadcast's big homecoming bash!!!

This will be Secret Broadcast's first show in Calgary since the band relocated to Toronto over a year ago and we're honoured to be playing alongside two of our favourite Calgary bands.

We can't wait to hang out with our...

 Friday July 15th - The Marquee Room Presents:

With your host DJs for the night:


Doors @ 9:00pm
Cover - $10

Tue Sep 21 - Thu Sep 23 @ 7:00

Two men - one in his twenties, the other nearer forty, both intensely focused on the task at hand - line the inside of a transit van with plastic. Shopping, they buy a drill, a mattress and other supplies. In a small flat they assemble a bed for the mattress and staple foam insulation and...

Hunter-Gatherer returns to the Marquee Room this weekend! They never fail to kick our asses, and we think this will be no exception.

This night also marks the Marquee Room debut of Calgary's newest band-to-watch - Memory Screen.

Special 3rd act TBA

$10, doors at 9 PM

Weigh Anchors is the brainchild of former Jane Vain & the Dark Matter/ Racoon guitarist Dillon Whitfield. We have loved every second of every note he has ever played, and we are excited to host the release party for his new project.

Joining them will be Calgary indie-pop gems Art School, and opening the show is another great local...

The Calgary premiere of METROPOLIS—the 2010 restoration of Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent-era masterpiece, with live musical accompaniment from the world-renowned Alloy Orchestra—comes to the Uptown Stage & Screen on Thursday, November 18th at 7:15 pm. Join Calgary Cinematheque for a gala fundraiser in its presentation of one of...

Tickets on sale now: http://nightfever.zoobis.c​om/

Doors @ 8:30, show @ 9:15

Dust off your platforms and get that leisure suit out of closet... Because on August 26th, The Uptown Stage & Screen will be having a screening of:


Tony Manero (John Travolta) a 19 year old Brooklyn native...

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th @ 9:00 Come watch your favorite snowboarders shred up the mountains. "Now You Know". Featuring: Brendan Keenan, Rusty Ockenden, Mikey Pederson, Jake Koia, Jake Kuzyk, Andrew Geeves, Logan Haubrich, Rube Goldberg, Nash Lajeunesse, Nick Brown, Ryan Tiene, Beau Bishop, Dwayne Wiebe, Ryan Hall, Spencer...

Rated: (18A) Sexual Violence
Thu Aug 4 @ 7:00, 9:10
Fri Aug 5 @ 4:35, 8:40
Sat Aug 6 - Sun Aug 7 @ 2:40, 4:35, 8:40
Mon Aug 8 - Thu Aug 11 @ 4:35, 8:40

A witty, twisted thriller from Canadian writer-director Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky), Good Neighbours is set in Montréal’s rundown Notre-Dame-de-Gr...

A last hurrah before Memory Screen decamps to points East, and the release of their new EP - on sale at this show for only $5! Anyone who has seen this band knows it is a gig not to be missed.

Joining them on the Marquee Room stage will be one of our all-time faves, Azeda Booth, and marking their debut with us, Teen Daze!

Doors at...

Rated: (14A) Coarse Language
Tue Sept 20 - Thu Sept 22 @ 9:00

Fifteen-year-old Oliver Tate has two big ambitions: to save his parents' marriage via carefully plotted intervention and to lose his virginity before his next birthday. Worried that his mom is having an affair with New Age weirdo Graham, Oliver monitors his parents' sex...

Come on down for Underwater themed good times! It will feature radical under the sea set designs, costumes, toys, a special-drink-fountain and of course Curtis...

We need your help voting if Curtis should be "Curtis the Merman" or "Curtis the Crab". You vote!

It will be a party night with an indie pop...




Thurs Oct 14 @ 6:40, 9:30
Fri Oct 15 @ 6:40, 9:30
Sat Oct 16 @ 4:20, 6:40, 9:30

Fresh Sports is proud to present Freshtival, Canada's Premiere Freeski Film Festival to get you amped up for the upcoming ski season. The Freshtival is North America’s...

Rated: (14A) Coarse Language
Wed June 15 - Thu June 16 @ 4:40, 9:00
Fri June 17 @ 5:00, 9:30
Sat June 18 @ 12:30, 5:00
Sun June 19 @ 12:30, 5:00, 9:30
Mon June 20 - Thu June 23 @ 5:00, 9:30

Boundary-pushing Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock explores the world of product placement, marketing and...

Christian Hansen & the Autistics are from Edmonton Alberta Canada.

What others have to say: "One of Canada's Best New Bands" (Stuart Derdeyn, The Province) "Move over Lil' Wayne and Katy Perry, the song of the year is Cocaine Trade." (Sandra Sperounes, Edmonton Journal) "The...

Rated: (PG)
Mon July 18 - Thu July 21 @ 7:00, 9:00
Fri July 22 @ 5:00, 8:55
Sat July 23 - Sun July 24 @ 12:40, 5:00, 8:55
Mon July 25 - Thu July 28 @ 5:00, 8:55

Calgary filmmaker Gary Burns—along with several special guests—will be present for a one-night-only Q&A session at the...

Discover the love, humanity and diversity of Arab culture The Calgary Arab Film Festival (CAFF), is Calgary’s newest film festival created to entertain and enlighten Calgarians about the beauty and diversity of the Arab world. By featuring films about love, humour and pride through compelling stories and unique perspectives, our goal is...

Our schedule spans awarding winning news and spoken word, local musicians and artistic endeavors, multicultural programming and any style of music you can imagine.

The station receives roughly half of its funding from an undergraduate student levy at the University of Calgary. This levy pays for the day-to-day operation of the...

 It's back friends. Your favorite monthly dance party.

With your lovely hosts and DJs: Teddy Celebration, Katie Lavoie & Son of Bondar.

They will be spinning the best hits from the late 50's, through to the good part of the 80's! Everything from The Sonics to Irma Thomas and from The Bee Gees to Wings.

Summer is...


EH! to ZED! a Canada Day Celebration featuring some of Calgary's BEST hip hop and urban acts including....

The Random Humans
Infinite P
Cam The Wizzard
Halfcut & Crossword
Block Parents
Sabo forte
Joel Pleasant & DJ...

Tickets $30
For sale Oct 4 at:
The Uptown 612 8th Ave SW (403) 265-0120
Green Fools Studio 2404 Erlton Road SW (403) 237-9010
CJSW Rm 312 MacEwan Hall U 0f C (403) 220-3902
...Sloth Records 736 17th Ave SW
Dairy Lane Cafe 319 19th St NW/...

Tickets $30 For sale Oct 4 at: The Uptown 612 8th Ave SW (403) 265-0120 Green Fools Studio 2404 Erlton Road SW (403) 237-9010 CJSW Rm 312 MacEwan Hall U 0f C (403) 220-3902 ...Sloth Records 736 17th Ave SW Dairy Lane Cafe 319 19th St NW Celebrate the pagan new year at our notorious adults-only party. The Uptown, Green Fools and CJSW are taking...

We are excited to celebrate being half way to CUFF 2012, and super stoked to be showcasing two amazing documentaries as part of Calgary's Artcity Festival!!

USA, 2010, 80 minutes
Thursday September 15 @ 7pm
$8 Regular/ $6 Students & CUFF members
(Tickets available at the door)


The Uptown Stage and Screen is opening FUBAR II October 8th. To kick things off right we having a special Thansgive'r weekend. In addition to our regular screenings of FUBAR II, we are playing both FUBAR movies back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, FUBAR plays at 8:45 and FUBAR II at 10:40.


Saturday July 2nd
Doors @ 9:00pm
$10 Cover

Ladies and gentleman...please help us welcome in our new musical love child..."The Red Fox"

It's an album about collective love, learning how to breathe under alcohol, the darling of the prairies, highway lines, and folk tales. There's even a song that could be...

Fri July 15 @ 7:00 Fire In Babylon is the breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history. In a turbulent era of apartheid in South Africa; race riots in England and civil unrest in the Caribbean, the West Indian cricketers, led by the...

Friday Oct 22 @ 9:30pm

Arabic with English subtitles

Rating: G

After working for much of his life as a gardener in his dusty Algerian village, Mounir dreams of improving his family's fortune and gaining a measure of respect by marrying off his narcoleptic sister, Rym, to a "real gentleman." However, Rym...


Rated PG

@ 3:00


CAROL MANSOUR SHORTS (Various countries)

Rated PG

@ 5:00



Rated PG

@ 7:00



Rated 14A




Rated PG

@ 3:00



Rated PG

@ 5:00



Rated G

@ 7:00


For full synsopses visit the Calgary Arab Film Festival website: a title="http...

Come down and help us launch a month long art show/silent auction at the Marquee Room!

Cover is $10

With Art By:
Dana Buzzee
Steven Cottingham
John Maguss
Robin Graven-Milne
Kelsie Hjorleifson
Natasha Jensen
Caleigh Kansas
Julia Kansas
Pierre Quinn
Johanna Stickland



Show at 9:00
612 8th Avenue SW
AFTERPARTY @ THE REPUBLIK (18+; Free entry with show stub)

Start the shred season off right at the Calgary premiere of Sandbox's "DAY AND AGE"!! Coming hot off the heels of...

Live Hip Hop: a full night of action!

Open mic to follow the show, all emcees, singers, beatboxers, poets, etc. are welcome, freestyle or written. Dancers, artists, friends, fans, hope to see you all there!

Rubix, Twizzie, Rebecca Dawn, DJ Scarlett and Jayzen are ContraVerse
Beats by Rasul Syed
BassX Dance...

 Doors @ 9:00pm | $10

Reuben Bullock unassumingly holds huge influence in Calgary’s burgeoning new art and folk movement. Whether it’s directing the on going roster of Market Collective musicians, co-producing Shot at the Dark music videos or playing for hours in full cafes, empty tunnels, or old city buses, Bullock is a...

Rated: (14A) Violence
Wed Oct 12 - Thu Oct 13 @ 4:50

The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Helen Mirren) and Stefan (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David (Ciarán Hinds). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the...

The Bakery is a non-profit studio collective dedicated to providing low rent downtown studio spaces to Calgary based visual artists.

Tickets Available Now
For more info & current exhibit details visit: http://freshbreaddaily.ca/


Rated: (PG)
Tue Oct 25 - Wed Oct 26 @ 5:00, 9:00
Thurs Oct 27 @ 5:00, 9:45

Midnight in Paris is a romantic comedy directed by Woody Allen (Sleeper, Annie Hall) set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change...

Belly dance is a challenging form of self-expression that does wonders for the mind body and soul. It has a long and beautiful history that we are proud to be apart of.

Calgary based Middle Eastern Dance troupe, Nazirah [pron. na-ZEE- rah] Belly Dance, formed in 2003. They have performed at various festivals, and restaurants around...


The Calgary Arab Film Festival (CAFF), is an event that Calgary can be proud of because it not only entertains... it is an opportunity to enlighten people about the beautiful diversity present in the Arab world.

By featuring a selection of the best comedies, dramas and...

Doors at 8:00 pm, film at 11:00 pm

Calgary’s Tubby Dog is a special place. Aside from its top-notch food and charmingly kitschy atmosphere, the restaurant has become a central location for so much of what makes Calgary unique. From hosting DIY punk and indie rock shows through developing itself as a somewhat unfortunate hotbed for...

Thursday September 15th @ 9:00pm 
$10 | No Minors

BELL TOWER: http://www.myspace.com/belltowerband

"Calgary four-piece Bell Tower layers dissonant vocal melodies over unpredictably saccharine instrumentals to create a...

Rated: (14A) Violence
Tues Aug 23 - Thu Aug 25 @ 4:45, 9:00
No Shows Friday August 26th
Sat Aug 27 - Thu Sept 1 @ 8:50

The Old West.. where a lone cowboy (Daniel Craig) leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the...

The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) and The Uptown are co-presenting CRISPIN HELLION GLOVER and his BIG SLIDE SHOW!

If you missed him two years ago, or are dying to see part two, you have to come this time for sure!

Both evenings will consist of his BIG SLIDE SHOW (different show each night), a FILM SCREENING (35mm), Q...

Latin Film Fiesta

Fri Nov 26 @ 7:00

"El Regalo" The Gift


El regalo is the story of three close friends, Francisco, Pacheco and Tito. Francisco, a widowed retiree, is going through a difficult time and, to cheer him up, Tito and Pacheco decide to give him a gift. They invite him on a trip to the...

Latin Film Fiesta

Sat Nov 27 @ 7:00

"El Secreto de sus Ojos" The Secret in Their Eyes.


The film is about a man named Benjamin (played by Ricardo Darin), who is retired from working with the criminal court, and decides to write a book on a case he worked on twenty years previously. The case, which...

Latin Film Fiesta

Sun Nov 28 @ 4:30

"La Teta Asustada" The Milk of Sorrow


Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and...

Doors @ 9:00pm | $10

Saturday September 17th in The Marquee

THE EX BOYFRIENDS: http://www.reverbnation.com/txbf

This group is brought together by a desire to rock and roll, with the different members recognizing in each...


The Marquee Room's annual Calgary Interfaith Food Bank show takes on an R&B/Soul theme this year, with classic Motown/Stax tunes re-imagined and re-interpreted by some of our favorite local artists.


Saturday October 8th | $10
Doors @ 9:00pm | No Minors

LAUREN MANN & THE FAIRLY ODD FOLK: http://www.myspace.com/laurenmannmusic

Lauren is an emerging folk/pop solo artist who is often caught on tour with a backing bank...

Modern Math / Light & Soul present NYE 2011!

This will be a one of a kind event for Calgary this New Years Eve.

Modern Math has brought together many of our favorite local artists to throw down under one roof at the Marquee Room as we welcome a new decade in the YYC.

Donna Dada

Rated: (14A) Coarse language, substance abuse


Tues Feb 22 - Thu Feb 24 @ 4:40


Winner of 2 Golden Globes - Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), and Best Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo)

THE FIGHTER is the inspirational, true story of two brothers who,...

The Marquee Room will be closed Thursday, Friday & Saturday this week due to private functons.

Thank you 

Its that time of year again and what better way to celebrate the holidays then with some MCs spittin hot fire while shotgunnin' tallboys with FUBAR's TRON!

Blist hosts this special occasion with DRAGON FLI EMPIRE headlining a full band set. INFUNKSTIGATION will be backing DFE this night so you know LADY C is going to be performing...

Rated: (PG) Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter
Tue Sept 20 - Thu Sept 22 @ 4:50

From Director Lone Scherfig (“An Education”, and the 2002 Danish film “Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself”) comes “One Day”. Emma (Anne Hathaway “The Devil Wears Prada”) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess...

Tue April 12 – Thu April 14 @ 4:50

From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson ("No End In Sight"), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of...

On January 22nd, 2011, Peter Jackson’s R-Rated cult classic “Meet the Feebles”, returns to the Uptown for the first time in 15 years. A fan favourite, this cringe worthy black comedy is diabolically...

Friday October 7th 9:30pm at The Uptown, Burning Moon Video Presents: ICHI THE KILLER

When a Yakuza boss named Anjo disappears with 300 million yen, his chief henchman, a sadomasochistic man named Kakihara, and the rest of his mob goons go looking for him. After capturing and torturing a rival Yakuza member looking for answers, they...

We are excited to celebrate being half way to CUFF 2012, and super stoked to be showcasing two amazing documentaries as part of Calgary's Artcity Festival!!

USA, 2010, 83 minutes
Sunday September 11 @ 2:15pm
$8 Regular/ $6 Students & CUFF members (Tickets available at the door)


Lorrie Matheson has been a fixture on Calgary’s musical scene for many years since moving to Alberta from his native Saskatchewan. He reached a national audience for the first time with Fire Engine Red. Their 1995 album "1530", with it's Husker Du and Buffalo Tom-influenced fuzz-pop spawned the single “Shank Pony...

Rated: (14A)
Tue Oct 4 - Thu Oct 6 @ 4:50

The Trip is a British comedy film, edited from the BAFTA award-winning television sitcom series of the same name. The film stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as fictionalised versions of themselves undertaking a restaurant tour of northern England. It premiered at the Toronto...

Rated: (PG) Coarse language, mature subject matter
Fri Jan 21 @ 5:10, 9:10
Sat Jan 22 @ 12:20, 5:10, 9:10
Sun Jan 23 @ 12:20, 9:10
Mon Jan 24 – Thu...

Jan 13 @ 7:00

An expanded version of his 2005 short film of the same name, director Alex Merkin's feature-length noir thriller follows the tense stand off between a young man, his best friend, and his fiance. Cloverfield star Mike Vogel appears opposite Brittany Murphy and Danny Pino in a film penned by Merkin and Jesse Mittelstadt - the...

Adam Caruso states, “Western architecture is more than 2500 years old, and when making work today, one should be able to draw upon the full range of our discipline...

That's right folks, Betty Galore is at it again!
On Sat. Oct 22nd sat the Marquee Room, you'll have the privlege of witnessing some of the Alberta Burlesque Alliance's most esteemed members in a glorious display of burlesque prowess as:
(someone you know is one of us...)
Alabaster Fay...

Rated: (14A) Mature subject matter, Coarse Violence
Tue Oct 25 - Wed Oct 26 @ 6:50 
Thurs Oct 27 No shows
Fri Oct 28 @ 4:40
No Shows on Saturday Oct 29th
Sun Oct 30 @ 2:30, 4:40
Mon Oct 31 - Thu Nov 3 @ 4:40

Following it's debut at the Calgary International Film Fest, in the headliner series,...

Rated: (G)
Thu Nov 3 - Fri Nov 4 @ 4:50
Sat Nov 5 @ 12:45, 2:50, 4:50

The newest work by acclaimed director Werner Herzog
Cave of Forgotten Dreams follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. It's an...

Thursday July 21st @ The Marquee Room
Doors @ 9:00pm
$10 Cover

GREYSCREEN: http://www.myspace.com/sob​adrecordings

A young man who desired to make loud music, but since no one was around to play music with him, he had to pick up a Gameboy and do it all his own. Using Gameboys and a Famicom (and no manipulation)...

This summer Charlotte Cornfield sweeps through Western Canada performing songs from her upcoming release Two Horses (Oct. 2011) and the limited edition Construction on the Street EP, available exclusively off stage. She will be joined by various talented musicians along the way and will be combining forces with the finest local acts in the...

This show will be a homecoming for Rault, and will showcase his new band with material from MA-ME-O, Rault’s sensational debut for the...

The Uptown is pleased to present KAVALAN on January 23 as part of our continued screening of Tamil films. This film will have no subtitles.

(Tamil: காவலன்; English: Bodyguard)

Screening Times:
January 23, 2011
1:00 pm
4:00 pm


Kaavalan is a 2011 Tamil...

Rated: (PG) Coarse language, mature subject matter

Tues Feb 22 – Thu Feb 24 @ 4:50, 9:15

Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car...

This Sunday, February 27th, join celebrity hosts as we roast and toast the Oscars, from the Uptown to the Kodak. A bit of bubbly kicks off the red carpet scene at 5 with the awards at 6. Fasten your seat belts - it might get bitchy!

Promising to be a ribald evening of friends and fun, the event...

Mon Mar 14 - Thu Mar 17 @ 4:15


A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who...

One of our favorite bands is coming back to grace the Marquee Room stage -
BIKELAND raises the roof and keeps the kids rocking every time! If you are into tight. garagey, indie-rock (and let's face it, who isn't?), then this is the show for you!

JENNY is a local band that is turning some heads these days - punk souls with an anti-...

FOREST TATE - is it a band, or a person? Kind of one, kind of another, we'd say. What we know for sure is that this blistering rock and roll, tempered with sweet, thoughtful ballads - Crazy Horse/Magnolia Electric Co piledriver rock meets David Bazan/Damien Jurado tenderness. Self-described Sad Bastards that are triumphant in that realization....

COLOURED PRINTS (formerly Calgary's beloved SHAGBOTS minus one band member), is the new, hotter than hot, Post-Punk, New Wave band in Calgary. Similar to The Cure's early work, COLOURED PRINTS is here to rock your socks off with that heavy sound you love, mixed with a that beyond punk attitude. Get out of their way, they...

As cliché as it sounds, OH, LENORE! makes music with no boundaries. Seriously: their stylistic influences range from garage and prog rock, jazz, baroque, video game soundtracks and lighthearted pop to name a few. What comes out after they throw it all together is catchy indie pop that packs a punch.


Vancouverite GEOFF BERNER's Mint Records debut, Victory Party, will emerge on March 8th, 2011, and to celebrate it's release, he is making a stop here at the Marquee Room. His openness to experimentation, spirited Eastern European klezmer influences, punk rock attitude and work with producer/mastermind Josh Dolgin (Socalled) resulted an an...

The RECKLESS BRAVERY TOUR makes a stop at the Marquee Room!

WE ARE THE CITY make their first appearance here, and by all acounts, their show is a must see/hear. They are a three piece progressive indie rock act from Kelowna, featuring three young composers: Cayne McKenzie on vocals and keys, David Menzel on guitar, and...

 U of C's GIG Club has been putting on big music events at the UofC's campus, and now they are expanding to a larger venue for their big Battle of the Bands.  If you are a fan of local music and fun University students come enjoy this event. 


Mon May 9 – Thu May 12 @ 4:50

Three years in the making, AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story brings the tale of one of modern culture’s most iconic heroes to the big screen. Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an...

HALLOWEEN HOWL: Calgary’s Wildest Halloween Party
- this year- in space!

TICKETS: Scroll down to bottom of link http://www.greenfools.com/
$35 in Advance (Info to come!) & $40 at the door

THE ROOM | October 22nd @ 11:00pm

An emotional and dramatic thrill ride into the mind of Johnny, played by Tommy Wiseau.
Johnny is a successful banker with great respect for and dedication to the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa. Johnny can also be a...

October 1st @ 12:00 & 3:30

Contact Sarada 403-453-8456

Much awaited Superstar Mahesh's "DOOKUDU - Daring & Dashing" is releasing in Calgary, Canada by 14 Reels Entertainment Pvt Ltd through S-Visuals. Dookudu is an action, family entertainer with prime emphasis on action,emotion and entertainment.

Mon Oct 17 - Wed Oct 19 @ 7:10, 9:10
Thu Oct 20 @ 9:10

Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is even more determined to return to Afghanistan to get the real story. With his offbeat buddy, Tom (Nicolas Wright), tagging along, Luke...

Rated: (PG) Coarse Language
Thurs Nov 3 @ 7:00, 9:10
Fri Nov 4 @ 4:40, 7:00
Sat Nov 5 @ 2:40, 4:40, 7:00, 9:10

Spanning his years as a Formula One racing driver from 1984 to his untimely death a decade later, SENNA explores the life and work of the triple world champion, his physical and spiritual achievements on the...

The Event The 9th annual Freshtival, Canada's Premiere Ski Film Festival, showcases the eight most anticipated ski movies of 2011 at Calgary's Uptown Theatre.

X-Game medalists, world renowned big mountain skiers and other top athletes starring in the movies will be there to meet and give autographs. Over $10,000 worth of prizing will up...

You've heard the stories, now see the film! The Uptown is booked for the much anticipated World Premiere of The Sailing Film: Selah Vie. Saturday, Oct 22nd 6:30 pm.
RSVP to guarantee your name on the guest list so you won't be turned away at the door.
Donations will be accepted at the door.
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November 5th, 9:00pm

$8 advance tickets available at http://theuptown.zoobis.com/

A new breed of action sports film comes to life as Red Bull Media House, in association with Brain Farm Digital Cinema, present "The Art of FLIGHT," a Curt Morgan film. Equal parts action and...

November 4th 9:00 pm

Burning Moon Video and The Uptown Stage and Screen proudly presents: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2!

Come down early for a chance to win some great prizes from Burning Moon! Another fun filled evening in the Night Terrors series. This is the follow up film to the ground breaking classic The Texas...

FILMS: -MAN WITHOUT A CELL PHONE (BIDOUN MOBILE) Fri Oct 21 @ 9:00 -SHOUT Sat Oct 22 @ 1:00 -MALAKI - SCENT OF AN ANGEL Sat Oct 22 @ 3:00 -CAIRO EXIT Sat Oct 22 @ 5:00 -MONA ALTAHAWY - GUEST SPEAKER Sat Oct 22 @ 7:30 -WAR, LOVE, GOD & MADNESS Sun Oct 23 @ 3:00 -GRANDMA, A THOUSAND TIMES (TETA, ALF MARRA) Sun Oct 23 @ 5:00 -18 DAYS Sun Oct...

Luke Thomson is releasing his first solo EP. The release show will be held at the Marquee Room on Friday, October 21st. Other bands of the evening include the ever expanding sounds of Sons Of Bullwinkle, the haunting songs of Snow Owl, and the promiscuous relationship between the members of Jung People. 

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HALLOWEEN HOWL: Calgary’s Wildest Halloween Party | SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 2011 DOORS 8PM
This years theme: SPACE (mars attacks, cone heads, barbarella, warf from star trek etc etc)

TICKETS: Online: http://www.greenfools.com/
Also available at The...

Friday November 4th in The Marquee Room
$7 | Doors @ 9pm | No Minors

THE SOFT OPTION: http://thesoftoption.bandcamp.com/
Boy band legends of Calgary are back. members of the Sharp Ends, The Remones, etc etc

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Rated: (14A) Disturbing Content, Gory Scenes
Thu Nov 3 @ 6:50, 9:15
Fri Nov 4 @ 6:30, 9:00
Sat Nov 5 @ 12:15, 6:30

Machine Gun Preacher is the inspirational true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of...

HALLOWEEN HOWL: Calgary’s Wildest Halloween Party | SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 2011 DOORS 8PM This years theme: SPACE (mars attacks, cone heads, barbarella, warf from star trek etc etc) TICKETS: Online: http://www.greenfools.com/ Also available at The Uptown Box Office...

By fusing together "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Blade Runner", comes a film unlike anything you've ever seen... The Uptown & Hole in The Wall Studios is proud to present REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA. Advance Tickets available online at ...

The Uptown has made the business decision to cease operations of the Uptown Stage and Screen and Marquee Room and is vacating the Barron Building.

In light of movie piracy and the popularity of  internet services such as Netflix, industry prospects are poor for cinemas specialising in "Art House" product. 


The Uptown Stage and Screen and Marquee Room to suspend all public and corporate programming and events pending resolution of a dispute with its landlord regarding the provision of reliable heat and maintenance.

After 18 years of award-winning cinematic programming as well as music, live theatre, dance and visual arts, the Uptown is...

The Uptown has made the business decision to cease operations of the Uptown Stage and Screen and Marquee Room and is...